First unveiled at the 2010 Hanover show, followed by the 'Maxi' version which was introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Kangoo Van Z.E. arrives in Renault showrooms in November. It is targeted at business customers looking for an economical van that is more respectful of the environment.
Kangoo Van Z.E. is the market's first affordable, all-electric van. Available in two- and-five-seat Maxi versions, too, it carries over the same user-friendly functional features as the internal combustion-engined version with a carrying capacity ranging from 2.4 to 4.6m3, a payload of 650kg and the same level of comfort. Kangoo Van Z.E. also offers a silent, versatile driving experience with maximum torque available from start-up, seamless acceleration thanks to the absence of gear changes, low running costs and, naturally, the satisfaction of motoring with zero tailpipe emissions in use.
Renault produces Kangoo Van Z.E. on the same production line as the internal combustion-engined model at its M.C.A. (Maubeuge Construction Automobile) factory in northern France. It benefits from the same know-how, supplier base and logistics network as the current Kangoo. The Maubeuge factory has specialised in manufacturing commercial vehicles for the past 20 years, and is constantly adapting to the varied demands of this kind of vehicle (short- and long-wheelbase versions, panel vans or glazed, etc.), as well as to market demand. This decision ensures the vehicle can be put into production rapidly while ensuring a very high standard of quality.
“The first Renault electric vehicles will soon be delivered to their customers... This will be the realisation of an ambitious strategy which seeks to make Renault the leader in zero-emission mobility. Our dealership staff is fully trained and ready to sell and service electric vehicles, with a wide-ranging offer that will include the vehicle, battery rental, battery charging and a package of other services. This is an important moment for Renault, for the Alliance and for our customers who are eagerly awaiting delivery of the first Fluence Z.E.s and Kangoo Van Z.E.s”